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tubeviper
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Username: tubeviper

Post Number: 1
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 9:44 pm:   Edit Post

I just got my third Alembic, a 5-string Epic in bubinga. Or is it bocate? And it has a switch where there should be a pot. I have many questions that the build record would answer. But it plays great! ;)98W11517
tubeviper
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Username: tubeviper

Post Number: 6
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 9:39 pm:   Edit Post

The things I'd like to find out, other than if I can get a copy of the build sheet, is the type of top wood and if it was built with the AE-2 electronics with the Q switch it now has. My guesses are Flame Walnut and no respectively....

98W11517

Thanks!

Dave ;)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5384
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2008 - 11:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Dave,

Here's the details from the build record:

98W11517 WLB5 Epic bass

top: Flame Walnut
accent: Maple pinstripe
body: Mahogany
neck: 5-piece Maple with Walnut pinstripes, 34" long scale
fingerboard: Ebony
pickups: 2 Alembic MXY
controls: "Epic" volume, pan, bass, treble, mono output (obviously changed!)
birthday: May 8, 1998
originally made for: Global (Italy)

From the picture, it looks like the bass and treble controls were replaced with a filter and Q-switch kit. If you post a picture of the electronics cavity, I can confirm.
tubeviper
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Username: tubeviper

Post Number: 7
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, Mica! Would this have been a factory or dealer mod?

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tubeviper
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Username: tubeviper

Post Number: 8
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post

The photo is:

http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/52538.jpg

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